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Motorcycle Roads The Southwest Arizona Desert Triangle35   in Arizona Arizona810 Miles

Motorcycle Roads The Southwest Arizona Desert Triangle

By MitchInYuma
on March 16, 2012

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 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

From Yuma Head north toward W 19th St 131 ft Turn right onto W 19th St 246 ft Take the 1st left onto S 6th Ave 0.4 mi Turn right onto US-95 N/W 16th St/W County 9th St Continue to follow US-95 N 81.4 mi Continue onto AZ-95 N/Central Blvd Continue to follow AZ-95 N 22.7 mi Turn left to stay on AZ-95 N 12.2 mi Turn right onto AZ-95 N/W Riverside Dr Continue to follow AZ-95 N 35.2 mi Turn right onto S Acoma Blvd 3.1 m Turn right onto N Smoketree Ave 0.2 mi Take the 3rd right onto Mescal Loop 49 ft 155 mi - about 3 hours 4 mins Lake Havasu City, AZ Head northwest on Mescal Loop toward N Smoketree Ave 49 ft Take the 1st left onto N Smoketree Ave 0.2 mi Take the 1st right onto N Acoma Blvd 1.2 mi Turn left onto Industrial Blvd 0.9 mi 15. Take the 3rd right onto AZ-95 N 17.9 mi 16. Turn left to merge onto I-40 W toward Los Angeles/Bullhead City 9.0 mi 17. Take exit 1 toward Golden Shores/Oatman 0.2 mi 18. Turn right onto Co Hwy 10/Oatman-Topock Hwy 25.0 mi 54.4 mi - about 1 hour 14 mins Oatman, AZ 19. Head northwest on Main St/Oatman-Topock Hwy toward Bannan LnContinue to follow Oatman-Topock Hwy3.4 mi 20. Oatman-Topock Hwy turns slightly left and becomes Co Hwy 10 19.4 mi 21. Turn right onto Historic U.S. 66 E 0.4 mi 22. Turn left to merge onto I-40 E toward Flagstaff 26.9 mi 23. Take exit 71 for US-93 S toward Wickenburg/Phoenix 0.4 mi 24. Slight right onto US-93 S 105 mi 25. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto N Tegner St 1.3 mi 157 mi - about 2 hours 49 mins Wickenburg, AZ 26. Head northwest on S Tegner St toward W Wickenburg Way 128 ft 27. Take the 1st right onto E Center/E Wickenburg Way 0.2 mi 28. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto US-60 E/E Center/E Wickenburg Way Continue to follow US-60 E 28.1 mi 29. Turn right onto Bob Stump Memorial Pkwy 0.4 mi 30. Turn left onto AZ-303 Loop S/Bob Stump Memorial Pkwy Continue to follow AZ-303 Loop S 15.0 mi 31. Turn right to merge onto I-10 W toward Los Angeles 11.3 mi 32. Take exit 112 for AZ-85 toward I-8/Yuma/San Diego 1.1 mi 33. Merge onto Phoenix Bypass Route 3.6 mi 34. Turn left onto Maricopa 85/MC 85 2.5 mi 62.2 mi - about 1 hour 32 mins Buckeye, AZ 35. Head west on Maricopa 85/MC 85/E Monroe Ave toward S 5th St Continue to follow Maricopa 85/MC 85 2.5 mi 36. Turn left onto AZ-85 S/S Oglesby Rd/Phoenix Bypass Route Continue to follow AZ-85 S 32.2 mi 37. Continue onto W Pima St 0.4 mi 38. Merge onto I-8 W via the ramp to San Diego 113 mi 39. Take exit 2 for US-95 N/16th St 0.3 mi 40. Turn left onto E 16th St 1.0 mi 41. Turn left onto S 4th Ave 0.4 mi 42. Turn right onto W 19th St 0.2 mi 43. Turn left 131 ft 150 mi - about 2 hours 38 mins
Yuma, AZ

Scenery

This ride starts in the southwest corner of Arizona, Yuma to be exact, it is the desert view along the Colorado River up Hwy 95, you can see the desert blooms in the early spring and agin in the early fall. Traveling north on 95 head toward lake havasu you have the desert on the right and the colorado on the right, when you get to Lake Havasu stop and see the London Bridge, the actual bridge was brought over from England piece by piece, a neat site. Continue up to bullhead city and stop for the night, right across the river is Laughlin Nevada, Plenty of casinos and places to stay cheap.Get up the next day and go to Oatman and see the wild Burros the roam the town, plenty of shops to visit.Go out the back way but be carful the road is twisty and narrow. Go on down to Wickenburg and see some of the high desert, Continue down Hiway 93 to Route 60 onto the 303 loop heading towards goodyear and interstate 10 getting off at hiway 85 towards Gila Bend picking up Interstate 8 into Yuma.

Road Quality

The Interstates are okay, Hiway 95, 93, 60 and 85 are ok no curves just a start road. The road into and out of Oatman is rough. The road out is twisty narrow and has patches of sand on it, the speed limit is 5-15 mph and you need to stay that way not a novice road. the roads into and around Lake Havasu are okay just be careful when you go riding around the pavement can turn to dirt without warning. Enjoy.

Roadside Amenities

You have stone cabin in the Kofa mountains about 60 miles north of Yuma, then Quartzite for a needed rest and gas stop. Next you go into Parker with a quick stop at the casino down by the river. Next is a ride into Lake Havasu with the river on your left and desert on your right. Stop at the London Bridge for a nice walk along the Colorado river. Ride on up into bullhead city for night, right across the river is Laughlin, plenty of cheap room rate hotels and shows to see. Bars to dance at and places to eat.Next day you ride in to the desert to the town of Oatman, where the wild Burros walk the streets and leave you treats to step in.Plenty of small shops to check out and some neat t-shirts shops. Get on the road and roll to Wickenburg and check out the high Desert. Continue to the 303 loop to I-10 get off at 133B in Avondale and visit The Claim Jumper Resturant. Go to the exit for Hiway 85 toward Gila Bend and then into I8 for Yuma AZ. Chack out the many Mexican Resturants and enjoy.

Additional Info

This trip should be a two day trip taken in the Spring or the early Fall time due to thedesert heat.

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